27 March 2023
The SJA British Journalism Awards 2021 were presented at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on 7 March 2022.
See highlights of the awards and hear from some of the winners and guests for what was a great night celebrating excellence in our industry.
FULL WINNERS LIST
WHAT ARE THE SJA BRITISH SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS?
The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards celebrate excellence among the country's sports writers, photographers, broadcasters and editors, whether staff or freelance, working for nationals, regionals, daily or weekly newspapers, as well as specialist sports magazines, news agencies and across all digital formats.
There are over 35 categories to enter, the deadline for entries is Wednesday 19 January 2022.
Shortlists will be released on the following dates; Photography (16 Feb), Written (17 Feb) and Broadcast (18 Feb). The award winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony taking place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Monday 7 March 2022.
ENTRIES ACROSS SPORTS WRITING, BROADCASTING & PHOTOGRAPHY
INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERT JUDGES FORM OUR RIGOROUS PROCESS
AWARDS INCLUDING NEWSPAPER,
NETWORK & PHOTOGRAPHER
ATTENDEES AT THE GALA AWARDS DINNER HOSTED BY JIM ROSENTHAL
Last year there were over 30 categories available to enter across broadcast, photographic and written sports media. Categories are currently under review for the next edition of the awards and are subject to change.
To see a list of categories, entry criteria and rules please click below.
Tickets are available for individuals, groups and tables of 10 or 12.
A drinks reception and exhibition of some of the leading photography entries begins from 6pm followed by a three-course dinner and the awards ceremony.
Included within the ticket price is an arrival drink, three-course dinner with half a bottle of wine per person, tea coffee and petit fours.
Monday 27 March
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London
Reception - 1800
Awards finish - 2230
Bar - Open until late
Table of 10
£1,500 Ex VAT
* Tables can be up to 12. Additional £150 ex VAT per place
Non - SJA member
£150 Ex VAT
£60 Ex VAT
SJA Member First Guest
£90 Ex VAT
The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards jury includes
Thank you to the over 150 competition judges who had to deliberate over 2,170 pictures, 900 submitted articles and 43 hours of broadcast material to make their decisions.
The competition received 812 entries across all the categories – the highest number since the event started in 1976.
Chairs of the Judges
Colin Bateman (Writing Categories), Faye Carruthers & Andrew Spence (Broadcast Categories) & Alistair Grant (Photography Categories),
Writing Category Judges
Anita Abayomi, Paul Abdale, Tanya Aldred, Mark Alford, Lizzy Ammon, Carl Anka, Patrick Barclay, Colin Bateman, Kate Battersby, Louise Bawden, Adrain Bevington, Benny Bonsu, Stephen Brenkley, Ashley Broadley, Carrie Brown, Kate Burlaga, Liz Byrnes, Andy Cairns, Michael Calvin, Orla Chennaoui, Nick Cherrie, Kate Clayton, Lee Clayton, Ben Clissitt, Eleanor Crooks, Sarah Dawkins, Mike Dickson, Mark Edwards, Andy Elliott, John Etheridge, Mary Fitzhenry, Teresa Green, Julian Guyer, Anthony Hay, Rodney Hinds, Richard Hobson, Jim Holden, Jon Holmes, David Hopps, Adrian Kajumba, Antony Kastrinakis, Martha Kelner, Alison Kervin, Peter Lansley, David Llewellyn, Michael Martin, Paul McCarthy, Ally McKay, Brendan McLoughlin, Nick Meacham, Glenn Moore, John Murray, Sachin Nakrani, Tim Nichols, Jacqui Oatley, Musa Okwonga, Corey Pellatt, Clive Petty, Eleanor Preston, Mayowa Quadri, Keir Radnedge, Melissa Reddy, Anton Rippon, Charlie Sale, Robin Scott-Elliot, Lee Smith, Emma Smith, Rob Smith, Neil Squires, Rachel Steinberg, Cathy Stone, Richard van Poortvliet, Annie Vernon, David Walker, Mike Walters, Paul Weaver, Mike Wedderbern, Howard Wheatcroft, Laura Williamson, Alex Willis, Will Woodward.
Broadcast Category Judges
Tim Abraham, Sal Ahmed, Shelley Alexander, Antoine Allen, Pete Andrews, Robin Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Anne-Marie Batson, Chessie Bent, Stewart Binns, Mike Bovill, Jules Breach, Rachel Brookes, Helen Brown, Zara Buck, Andy Buckley, Helen Campbell, Tash Carpenter, Mike Carr, Faye Carruthers, Reshmin Chowdhury, Drew Christie, Mark Cole, Nick Collins, Sarah Collins, Gabby Cook, Gemma Davies, Chris Eldergill, Jeff Foulser, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Simon Green, Lynsey Hooper, Andrew Hornett, Andy Ivy, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, Des Kelly, Ollie Kneen, Nelson Kumah, Jeanette Kwakye, Jade Lauriston, Mark Machado, Iain Macintosh, Leon Mann, Lindsay McCombie, John McKenna, David Miles, Charlotte Nichol, Alexis Nunes, Sarah Nurse, Lisa O’Sullivan, Ade Oladipo, Ellie Oldroyd, Laurie Palacio, Felicia Pennant, Natalie Pirks, Naz Premji, Joe Rawson, Rob Reeves, Matt Roberts, Charles Runcie, Richard Russell, Steve Scott, Bela Shah, Kadeem Simmonds, Steve Smith, Caj Sohal, Andrew Spence, Louise Sutton, Steve Tebb, Zainab Teladia, Jo Tongue, Laurie Tucker, Marc Webber, Alec Wilkinson, Hugh Woozencroft, Nia Wyn Thomas.
Photography Category Judges
Paul Ellis, John Gichigi, Fiona Hanson, Mark Leech, Stuart McFarlane.